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  • Amyl nitrate is a medical treatment for heart disease and cyanide poisoning. It’s also used as an inhalant that goes by the street name “poppers,” and it’s been abused ever since the disco era.

    The marketplace for narcotics isn’t what it used to be. Read ahead to see a list of dangerous drugs that are legal in many American states.

  • Find out which second-quarter top performer got the most votes.

  • 2011 Ranking: 1 2010 Ranking; 1 This year, California lost its reign as the leading state in technology. Home to Silicon Valley and some of the largest technology companies -- Intel, Facebook, Google and Apple – California slipped to the number-three spot this year because of a slowdown in high-tech business formation. The Golden State still claimed the top spot, however, for most patents awarded and the most research grant money. The state also has the top-ranked broadband connectivity.

    As part of our annual study, America’s Top States for Business, we grade states on several criteria in this important category of Technology & Innovation.

  • In March 1999, Aedene Arthur’s son Aaron was killed in an avalanche while hiking Turnagain Pass outside of Anchorage, Alaska. This led her to become versed in avalanche safety and, eventually, to found As the name implies, the business specializes in emergency survival equipment. It sells kits for use in the home, office or vehicle. Apart from providing Arthur with her livelihood, the business also helps her feel like she’s providing a needed service.“I like the sound of selling survival and eme

    CNBC.com presents a list of people who survived tragedies and responded by creating new careers and businesses. These new ventures helped them cope and inspired others.

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    So it was all about semantics, a “tax” vs a “penalty”, but the bottom line is the same, the law stands.

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    After the shock wears off, we’re all going to have to show up to work and get back to the business of doing our jobs. So what will that look like for those of us on the front lines of the economy?

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has rendered its opinion and now we’re going to have around 30 million more consumers entering a health care system that is already broken… and broke. What should be done? In a word: outcomes.

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    European regulators have rejected Celgene’s request for an expanded approval of its multiple myeloma drug Revlimid to treat newly diagnosed patients, a stunning setback that slams the brakes on the company's growth.

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    Congress doesn’t often get a second chance to do the right thing. But when it comes to health care, the U.S. Supreme Court may provide lawmakers a historic opportunity to do just that.

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    The makers of a deer antler velvet product are suing Major League Baseball for libel after the league told players to stop taking the performance enhancer so as not to risk testing positive for a steroid that wasn't listed as an ingredient.

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    Merck said Friday that its first-quarter profit jumped 67 percent despite lower-than-expected sales, due to lower spending on production, marketing and research as well as an arbitration charge a year ago.

  • Warren Buffett

    In his message to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders earlier this week, Warren Buffett wrote, "My doctors and I have decided on a two-month treatment of daily radiation" for his just-diagnosed stage I prostate cancer.  While the rest of the world does not knows all the specific details about Mr. Buffett's health and the considerations that contributed to that decision, it is highlighting questions on whether someone in Mr. Buffett's position should be treated at all.

  • Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

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    So what argument should advocates employ? That the government has no business interfering in private activities except to prevent harm to others

  • Marijuana

    There’s growing federal momentum to undercut medical marijuana laws in states including Montana and California.  Those laws are suffering more pushback under President Obama than President Bush. What now for medical marijuana patients?

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    More than two years after New Jersey approved a measure to legalize marijuana for chronically ill patients, the program may finally be on the verge of allowing dispensaries to open.

  • Marijuana

    Not only was Oregon the first state to decriminalize pot in 1973, years before its glamorous neighbor to the south, but its medical marijuana program has operated with few glitches since it began in 1998. Now, it's an issue in a top statewide election race.

  • Mylan Inc.

    Based on my discussions with several analysts, from reading their reports, I suspect that the earnings revisions occurred after the analysts had conversations with Mylan.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Affordable Care Act

    Discussing why he thinks the affordable care act is not a coherent bill, with Lawrence Lindsey, former National Economic Council director, The Lindsey Group president/CEO.

  • If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. Whether it’s a repetitive stress injury from tennis, a torn ACL from football or something more brutal like a hockey stick to the face, sports injuries are simply a part of life for the professional athlete.Those who spend their hours on the field may court blunt force trauma, but that doesn’t mean they can’t injure themselves off the field as well. During this year’s baseball spring training, New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamber

    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. However, sometimes the off-field injuries are so bizarre they become noteworthy.